Joe Jones is another African American ex-LAPD Police Officer who wrote his own Facebook-based manifesto in the wake of the Christopher Dorner incident. Jones was an LAPD cop for nine years, working patrol in what is called the Wilshire West Valley and West Los Angeles LAPD divisions, before retiring in 1998. While he writes of problems in the LAPD, he does not advocate the steps Dorner took.
But his manifesto does confirm my point about ticking time bombs…
For some reason the Facebook link is broken, but this was posted in a number of places.
My Former LAPD Officer Joe Jones MANIFESTO…I know most of you who personally who me are in disbelief of the partial story I will tell today. A storythat has been suppressed for about 18 years, But lives strong everyday of my life.I without hesitation would like to send my condolences to the Victims who were lost and their familiesduring this tragic situation. I would also like to send my condolences and well wishes to the many formerand current Officers, as well as Citizen’s and their families who lost the lives and souls of loved one’s tothe injustices of Police Corruption, Scandal, Lies, Deception and Brutality.Unlike Former Officer Dorner, I fear dying; But I also fear living in a society where Innocent people aredying for no reason. A society where pain so great can be afflicted to people who have to desire to liveright and treat people right and then be punished for doing right.They say we all look alike. In very few cases this of course is true. But in most cases it is not. I feel aresemblance to Dorner, (See Photos) However several people who have no resemblance to Dorner havebeen shot due to the fear of what is taking place. I DO NOT WANT TO BE SHOT FOR CRIMES I DID NOTCOMMIT!. Neither does anyone else.To preface my story I will say this: Just like former Officer Christopher Dorner I used to smile a lot. Iloved everyone. I was voted Friendliest Senior of my Sr. Class in High School. I always believed in thesystem and never got into any trouble. I loved hard and gave to all I could. After Joining the LAPD in1989 I quickly found out that the world and society had major flaws. I had flaws as well for everbelieving that our system of government was obligated to do the right thing. his is what I believed as ayoung Officer. Without going into major detail, I need you to first assume that I would not surface 16years later with lies about a situation that has me with PTSD to this very day. The pain forces me tospeak as I have yet to shake the Ill’s of my experience as an LAPD Officer. Of course I have moved onphysically. But mentally and emotionally I still live with flaws.I can’t go into re-living the emotions of what I went through so I will say this. I had my home viciouslyattacked by a gunman with my family and myself inside the house. No arrests were made and my familyand I Received very little support. I had my Civil Rights violated on several occasions. I was falselyarrested at gunpoint by the Sheriffs as an Officer who ID’d himself and was conspired against by bothLAPD and the Sheriffs when my Civil case went to Trial. I was falsely accused on more than one occasion
and simply placed in a position that the trust was so compromised that I could no longer wear theUniform. Also know there were many more episodes. All of these issues are well documented and Ipresent them not to be a Whistle blower, However to hope that one would not assume that all of whatis being said is Lies as presented by Dorner. I don’t know him, But I know me. I will say from myexperience, If a person knows they were wrong it is easier to move on without anger. Seems that Dornerobviously could not move on… Could I just be content and move on with my life and not say anything?Yes…Then I would feel that I for once had my chance to speak on something that hurts me to this dayand I did nothing to arouse thought or provoke reform. This is what I hope comes from this wholesituation:1. Families that lost someone to this tragedy find the peace that only God can give at this terrible time.2. Citizens of Los Angeles be mindful of this fearful time to be an Officer and comply vigorously so thatyou are not the victim of an Officer on high alert.3. Government and Politicians please be diligent in the responsibility of creating Laws that protect thosewho could be the victim of a conspiracy. Never allow the door to be shut on the Truth.4. Honest and Fair LAPD & All Agencies: Keep doing what you are doing to protect citizens and be safewhile you are doing so. We need you and I would hope that you do not allow the Bureaucratic dramaand Stress to kill your morale as I know it can.5. Unethical LAPD & all Agencies: Whatever is was that lead you down this path, Pray to somebody’sGod to forgive you and begin to remove unethical methods to your policing style. Always think what if itwere you, How would you feel?..How would you like if you were falsely accused and your life, lively-hood and career was taken from you? How would you like if someone was beating on you just becausethey felt they could get away with it? You are no better the criminals you took and oath to arrest whenyou do what you do!6. Chistopher Dorner. The 1st thing I would say to him is, I feel your pains!…But you are going about thisthe wrong way. To take innocent lives could never be the answer to anything. I say this as a Man whoexperienced the same pain, betrayal, anger, suffering, litigation and agony that you did in many ways,Only I didn’t get Fired. I just choose to go a different route. My heart still suffered that same shock, I wasstill left to try and put the pieces back together. The disbelief that people could conspire and cause you
to loose something you loved so dearly was still there. I lost my Career, I lost my Family, I lost myDignity, I lost my Trust…But I am here now to hopefully one day see change…Bro, Don’t kill anymoreInnocent people. Your point has been made. Clearly. They know you mean business, The whole worldknows. Refrain from any further wrong doing and do what you must to salvage your Soul. Whatever thatmeans to you. Just remember that God is a forgiving God.In conclusion I say to people who knew none of this about me that one day I will have to reflect on whenwas the time to speak. When I see the potential for innocent lives to be lost…The time is Now!…JJ